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Save the Children Canada

September 06, 2011 10:08 ET

Media Advisory: Save the Children CEO Patricia Erb to Visit Dadaab Refugee Camp

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 6, 2011) - Save the Children the world's leading independent organization for children and member of the Humanitarian Coalition is working in East Africa (Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia) providing urgently needed relief to the most vulnerable people affected by this crisis, particularly women and children.

Patricia Erb, President and CEO of Save the Children is in East Africa and will be visiting Save the Children relief efforts in the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya (see dates below). Government and UN officials state that 12 million people require emergency assistance in East Africa, almost half of them children.

Who: Interview opportunity with Patricia Erb, President and CEO, Save the Children
What: When children arrive alone to the largest refugee camp in the world, what happens to them? Patricia Erb, President & CEO Save the Children is available by sat-phone during her visit September 8-10 (or upon her return to Canada the week of September 13).
When: In Kenya September 7 – 11, Patricia is available for in-the field interviews and will be available for post-trip interviews in Canada the week of September 13
Where: Dadaab Refugee Camp - Kenya
Why #1: Save the Children helps protect children arriving alone to the Dadaab Refugee Camp. Camps like Dadaab are life saving but also extremely dangerous for unaccompanied children, 315 children arrived alone last week. Without protection these children are vulnerable to physical abuse and sexual exploitation. Save the Children helps keep these children safe. Even children arriving with their families need safe places, which is why Save the Children operates Child Friendly Spaces in the camps as well.
Why #2: Canadian government donation matching program wraps September 16 – last chance for Canadians to double their impact.


With a combined presence in over 120 countries, the joint efforts by the members of the HUMANITARIAN COALITION provide a widespread and effective response to emergencies. The group has one phone number and a joint website for online donations in order to make donating easy for Canadians.

To donate to THE HUMANITARIAN COALITION, call us toll-free at 1-800-464-9154, log onto our website at or send donations to HUMANITARIAN COALITION, P.O. Box 7023, Ottawa, ON, K1L 5A0.

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